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Reviews AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 25 Nov 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    That whooshing noise is the collective sigh of relief of developers everywhere who no longer face the prospect of being stuck with coding for multiple NUMA domains for desktop/workstation use.
     
  3. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    It is a great upgrade on both the platform and the chip, a proper next generation, so much want! unfortunately not enough need :( :D

    Would have been interesting to see core boost scaling with processor thread load
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    I've got absolutely no use for so many cores but i can't help thinking Phwoar when looking at these, i imagine if you've got a use for so many cores these are a boon.
     
  5. loftie

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    You can spend lots of time looking at all the bars in task manager and going Phwoaaaar - hours of entertainment right there :D
     
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    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Is that a smug little chuckle I can hear from a certain Dr. Su? Well deserved, Lisa.
     
  7. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    OK; same socket/chipset aside -- all that extra & no extra TDP (claimed)...? Looks impressive, but I can't see any reason why anyone would want to game with this kinda setup...
     
  8. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    I don't think they would, they may want to game when they're not using it for work though.
     
  9. jb0

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    They'd do it for the ePeen.
     
  10. Jeff Hine

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    Fair... lucky rich bar stewards. :p
    Sounds about right...
     
  11. sandys

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    Because you buy nice hardware to work on but when not working its playtime.
     
  12. Jeff Hine

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    I can't see someone that rich not having an i9-9900K/2080ti system for gaming...
     
  13. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    So, I just need Bitcoin to climb before I can afford this.
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Barbaric. Absolutely barbaric.

    The mind boggles at what the 64 core will be capable of.
     
  15. Jeff Hine

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    Running an SMB datacenter/network, mebbe...?

    ... of a sizeable hand/armful of VM's...
     
  16. Jeff Hine

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    Imagine the mining VM's you could run WITH one...! :D
     
  17. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    63 times more than what one core is capable of. ;)

    Sorry, i couldn't resist.
     
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    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    So is the price tag:

    3900x + mobo + ram approx £1k
    Intel HEDT + mobo + ram = £1.5 - £2k
    32 Core Ripper? Cpu + mobo + ram approx £3k....
     
  19. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I don't begrudge the prices at all. They're far cheaper than when we were under Intel's rule. You know? The same Intel charging £185 for a unlocked 2c 4t I3 before Ryzen came along.
     
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    If you actually need all those cores on a regular basis then yes the price is fine, but for the majority it just makes more sense to buy a "puny" CPU instead and spend the difference on a 2080TI or a couple SSDs.
     
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